During the Sahaja Yoga programs held in Lebanon from 8 to 10 August 2008 about 120 people received their Realisation.
On Friday 8 August at Unesco all the people stayed until the end, more than three hours. Two people came for the second time and asked lots of questions.
On Saturday 9 August in the public garden most of the people were older. Many felt peace inside and asked when the next meeting would be. One of the children after receiving his Realisation brought his mother who enjoyed her Realisation.
Most of the Realisation sessions were done in Manara on 10 August. It was the first time there was less stress, the surrender was deeper, and the fear of giving Realisation to people who may have refused it was not felt as usual.
A Shiite lady who had already received her Realisation brought her husband to the program. After receiving his Realisation, the husband started helping us and explaining to people that Sahaja Yoga is not related to any religion and was not against their religion.
Another Shiite lady, after receiving her Realisation, expressed her very, very deep joy and bliss inside her and added, “I feel so much light! I believe that all religions are to be respected.” She seemed to be against fanaticism. So it opens the heart to meet such wonderful seekers.
A young man who was a volunteer in a Peace association enjoyed his Realisation so much that he invited us next Tuesday and Wednesday to have Sahaja Yoga activities for children coming from all religions and cities in Lebanon.
The next Sahaja Yoga programs in Lebanon will be held from 19 to 21 September, 2008.
A Sahaja yogini
From 4 to 6 July 2008, a series of Sahaja Yoga programs were held in Lebanon. Three Sahaja yogis from Turkey, one from Cameroon and one from Lebanon conducted the programs.
During this time, 311 people received their realisation. Programs were held at Manara, Sioufi and Unesco Palace. Realisation was given on the street in Hamra, while we were putting posters in different places.
Fear seems to be the worst thing against spreading Sahaja Yoga in the Middle East, even though it is the most stupid illusion inside us.
People in Manara, next to the sea, are from different social castes and we exchanged with many the addresses and phone numbers so that we can be in touch soon when we find a centre in Beirut to meet. It was not in our program to go there but we decided at the last minute to go to Manara instead of Sioufi, for only two hours. Lots of people were very happy to receive their realisation.
At Unesco palace it was my first time to be in front of people translating into Arabic for the audience who don’t understand English. In the beginning I was kind of shaking but when the attention was on Shri Mataji’s photograph things became much better. Before Sahaja Yoga it was impossible to do such a thing without lots of fears. Never, never had this courage been felt before, even in front of students in the classroom.
The only program held indoors was at Unesco Palace and about 20 people came.
Today there was an interview on the government radio, “Lebanese Radio”. Rita, the interviewer, gave an introduction about music therapy. Then for about ten minutes the discussions were about Shri Mataji who discovered the Sahaja Yoga technique, the Kundalini as a positive energy, a little about chakras and being in the present state. Rita will announce future Sahaja Yoga programs to be held from 8 to 10 August 2008. We have booked one date already: on Friday 8 August the program will be at Unesco Palace at 7.00pm.
With lots of Mohabbat from Lebanon
A Sahaja yogini